Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz 2010 (Langhorne Creek, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $23
A great vintage in South Australia and looking particularly good in Langhorne Creek (which really suffered in the preceding heatwave 2008 and 2009 vintages). This wine is perhaps the best known in the ‘standard’ Bremerton Estate range and certainly looks affable here in the big and luscious Langhorne mode.
Lovely chocolatey richness here. It’s like a chocolate berry pie, such is the attractive combination of rich fruit and sweet toasty oak. Mint slices over raspberry pie. It’s perhaps a little baked and stewy on the nose with some shriveled
fruit characters but serious intensity to match. That oak is particularly seductive if sweet. The palate too is all about juiciness, of sweetened, essence like fruit and Bounty bar richness, all topped off with some alcohol warmth through the finish.
So much basic juicy appeal with this
wine – a berried, tannic chocolate richness. It’s perhaps a simple and overt wine but that egalitarian sweetness is undoubtedly attractive.